6:30p.m.Mass (Vigil of 1st Sunday of Advent) Richard & Kieran Hynes [Do This in Memory Group. ]
Monday 2nd 7:00p.m. Mass
Tuesday 3rd (St. Francis Xavier) 10am
Wednesday 4th 10am
Thursday 5th 10am (Advent Reflection on Sunday Readings -old Sacristy)
Friday 6th 10a.m. (St. Nicholas) Fergal Maher (Anniv) FIRST FRIDAY
Saturday 7th (St. Ambrose)
6.30p.m. Kieran & Mary Anne, Brian Flannery
Sunday 1st December (1st Sunday of Advent)
10:30a.m. Devery Family (Clonlyon) Nancy & Sonny Egan
Thursday 5th December 7pm. (Eve of 1st Friday)
Sunday 8th December (2nd Sunday of Advent)
10:30am. Kieran & Anne Pillion
**Feast of Immaculate Conception is moved to Mon, 9th (not a Holyday in 2019)
CLUAIN CHIARAIN Mass Wed. 4th Dec at 7.30pm
RECENT DEATHS Joe Carroll (Moyvoughley) brother in law of Marian McManus
COLLECTIONS: Offertory Nov
23/24th 2019 €625 Shrine €50
FIRST FRIDAY - December 6th.Holy Communion is brought to people. Let me know if you’d like a call.
FOOD BASKET APPEAL This year as a parish we plan to help the Simon Community who have a massive outreach. We would be grateful if you would donate non perishable foods, small toys and toiletries. There will be baskets at the top of both Churches to collect items and on Saturday,Nov 30 th at 6:30pm in Shannonbridge we will celebrate a Giving Mass with all in our Community. Speaker: Tony O’Riordan
BAPTISM We welcome into our Christian Community Tom James Larkin
BIBLE DIARIES available price €7 (Daily Readings & short Reflection for 2020)
CLONMACNOIS BOM 7:30p.m. Monday 2nd Dec
Great Creator, May this Advent Season be a time of Waiting in Mindful Hope. Awaken my heart from all the ways I may have grown tired, distrustful and disappointed. Heal me of doubt so that my eyes may see the rich promises of the season. Open my consciousness to the ‘New Heaven and the New Earth’ that is your vision for humankind. May I be a steward of the New Creation and be a light-bearer of good news. May this Advent be a Homecoming Journey, a discovery of the true self, and a rejection of all that is false and deceptive. I surrender myself to you, I surrender my heart that it may be your new Bethlehem, May it be done unto me according to your word Amen
THE BOOK OF LUKE IN THE BIBLE Beginning December 1st, daily read a chapter of the 24 chapters. On Christmas Eve, you will have read the whole account of Jesus’s life and wake up on Christmas morning knowing Who and Why we celebrate Christmas.
CAROL Service Dec email@example.com Temple Ciaran
CRIB SUNDAY Dec. 15th CAKE SALE (school funds) Dec 15th after 10:30am DTIM Mass in Clonfanlough
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Waiting is learning’
The bleak mid-winter heralds the arrival of a new Church Year. As we light the first purple candle on the Advent wreath we embark once again on a journey that will lead us to the manger at Bethlehem. At Christmas we will celebrate God’s gift to the world. During Advent we look forward to that gift. It’s a season for waiting and reflecting. Our world is full of waiting from the rising of the sun to its’ setting; waiting for that phone call, waiting for the doctor, waiting in traffic, waiting for the plane. ‘Waiting is learning’, according to the late Dutch theologian Henri Nouwen, ‘the longer we wait the more we learn about Him for whom we are waiting’. May we learn in our waiting, and when we stand before the manger on Christmas morning may we be surprised yet again, to discover that He is the One who has been waiting for us all along
ARK OF DIVINE MERCY, ATHLONE - ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE - Will take place from Friday 15th May to Friday 22nd May 2020 with Fr Pius Faruna as our Spiritual Director. Cost From €580. Deposit of €300 to secure your place with the final amount €280 before mid March. Details available from 087 6600190 or 087 7828283
REVISED EDITION - Due to general demand, the book “Shannonbridge– a history of Raghra” by Laura Price and Brendan Ryan. Copies may be had at Luker’s and Moran’s of Shannonbridge and at Offaly History, Bury Quay, Tullamore. Price €20
STATUE OF FATIMA is coming to St Cynocs Junior national school Ferbane at 6pm on Friday 6th December .Our lady of Fatima statue will be in the school for 2 hours (video, rosary, petitions )free admission.
DOON / SHANNONBRIDGE GAA LOTTO The winning numbers in last week’s lotto draw were 11, 15, 21, 30. No jackpot winner. Two match 3 winners. This week’s jackpot is €11,400 and the draw will be held in Shannonbridge on Monday 2nd December.
ADVENT From This weekend on We begin Advent and the new Church year. Readings for Sundays
are from Cycle A and weekdays Cycle 2.
The Advent wreath will be blessed at the startof Mass
NEW SERVER PRACTICE Saturday 30tb directly after 6:30pm Mass. Parents of the servers will be needed as there are some short papers to fill in.
CLONFANLOUGH AGM & IFA Clonfanlough AGM & IFA Election 2019 in Clonfanlough Hall on Monday 2nd December at 8.30.
ARK OF DIVINE MERCY will host an Afternoon of Thanksgiving in St Ronan¹s Parish Church Taughmaconnell on Saturday December 7th 2019 starting at 2.00pm with a Eucharistic Procession, Adoration Rosary , Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Concluding withy Holy Mass. Celebrant Fr Luke Ohiemi
All are most welcome. Details from Kathleen O'Connor or Paul Woods on 087 7828283.or firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ANNUAL COLLECTION Sat, 7th December Please give generously
CHISTMAS PARTY Sunday 15th December in Shannonbridge Hall 3-6p.m. Santa will be arriving at 3pm (€3 per child €10 per family of 4)
ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS - Congratulations to Naomh Ciarán ladies on their marvellous victory in the All-Ireland Intermediate Final in Cavan on Saturday last. Well done to all the players and their Management team. Their outstanding achievement has lifted the spirits of the entire area.
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL DANCE - In Cloghan Hall on Fri. 6th Dec. from 9.30 - 12.30. Music by Dave Lawlor
Advent Safeguarding Me ssage 2019
Bp. Francis Duffy writes…”Arising from the preparations for our Diocesan Assembly 2020 it is very clear that ‘family’ is a central concern for people. Advent is a time of preparation to celebrate the beginnings of a
special family, ‘the Holy Family’ of Mary and Joseph and Jesus. Special, as it is the place
where the Son of God came among us. Special also, because it is like any other family with
its mixtures of joys and sorrows, happiness and burdens. As a local Church we work towards having safe environments for children in our activities. Places where parents can be
reassured their children will be safe, treated with respect and valued. Many are involved at
parish and diocesan level to maintain these standards. I thank you for your vigilance and
your commitment to making our Church as safe as possible for children.
I encourage anyone with concerns regarding the safety of children or anyone who suffered in the past to contact our Designated Liaison Person, Sean Leydon (087-7431649) or our
Deputy Designated Liaison Person, Róisín O’Doherty (087-7057516).
CLONFANLOUGH SOCIAL GROUP wish to thank all those who sponsored them financially,with vouchers&spot prizes.It all helps to make a great day.To all that attended last Sun take note we do it again Nov 29th 2020
HYMNS: O Come Emmanuel O come, O come, Emmanuel, To free our captive Israel That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear. Rejoice, Rejoice, O Israel, To you shall come Emmanuel. //O Royal branch of Jesse‟s tree, Redeem us all from tyranny, From pain of hell, your people free, And over death win victory.
Come O Lord Promised Lord and Christ is he, May we soon his Kingdom see. Come, O Lord, quickly come, Come in glory, come in glory, Come in glory, quickly come. //Teaching, healing, once was he, May we soon his Kingdom see. Come O Lord, quickly come, Come in glory etc as above...
When Creation Was Begun When creation was begun God had chosen you to be Mother of his blessed son. Holy Mary full of grace. Ave, Ave, Ave Maria. //When creation was restored You were there beside toe Lord Whom you cherished and adored Holy Mary full of grace
CHRISTMAS FLORAL DEMONSTRATION in Shannonbridge Hall Thurs, Dec 5th@ 6:30pm Adm €5.
Shanonbridge:Sat 7th December @6:30 p.m.
Server Grp3 Michael C, Cliodhna F, Niamh C (error last week-so correcting this wk)
Reader: Eileen Quinn E.M. Sinead Ryan
Ch Care:Dympna Fitzp & O’Carroll, Linda Moran
Clonfanlough:Sun 8th Dec @10:30am
Server Grp 2Neasa T, Eva S.
Reader: K. Guinan Euch Min.:Linda Donaghy Church Care– NovKathleen Norton/Helen Darcy